You want even more craziness from the Jerry Sandusky case? The lawyer representing Sandusky is Joe Amendola. He’s the guy who said he’d let Sandusky supervise his kids. Want something interesting about Amendola? You see that young chick with him at a Second Mile party? Yeah, her name is Mary. Joe knocked her up at 16 as she was working towards an emancipation petition back in 1996. The two are married now.
The Daily, an online news outlet launched this year, has uncovered documents that prove Amendola might know something about adults taking advantage of minors.
According to documents filed with Centre County Courthouse, Amendola served as the attorney for Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition on Sept. 3, 1996, just weeks before her 17th birthday.
The emancipation request said Mary graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 grade point average and maintained a full-time job — but makes no mention of any special relationship between her and her lawyer.
Roughly around the same time, however, Iavasile became pregnant with Amendola’s child, and gave birth before she turned 18, her mother, Janet Iavasile, alleged in an interview with The Daily.
The Daily also went Facebook searching last night after Amendola made his comments regarding Sandusky watching his kids. Mary wasn’t impressed, according to her Facebook postings (we’re pretty sure her account has since been deleted. Prove us wrong: firstname.lastname@example.org)
But when Joe Amendola said in a televised interview last night that he would let Sandusky supervise his children, Mary Amendola instantly posted on her Facebook, “OMG did Joe just say that he would allow my kids to be alone with Jerry Sandusky?”
A search for Mrs. Amendola turns up some affiliation to the Second Mile foundation. The photo in this story is from The 16th Annual Mercedes Benz Reverse Drawing, which was co-chaired by Mary.
As for Joe knocking up his client when she was 16, we’re positive they were in love and it wasn’t a case of an older guy being a predator. POSITIVE.
Sidenote: (Far left, mustache) That’s Gary Schultz, the Penn State dude arrested for covering up the alleged 1998 incident involving Sandusky and a teen boy.